Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

Playhouse Arts Incubator

Video footage from Nico Towers and Coleman Pester's 2014 Arts Incubator Residency. Footage courtesy of Nico Towers and Coleman Pester. Artists involved in Arts Incubator are encouraged to play and experiment with cross disciplinary art forms, Nico and Cole

Video footage from Nico Towers and Coleman Pester's 2014 Arts Incubator Residency. Footage courtesy of Nico Towers and Coleman Pester. Artists involved in Arts Incubator are encouraged to play and experiment with cross disciplinary art forms, Nico and Cole.

What Is It?

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator residency is designed to encourage artistic risk-taking by supporting artists in the creation of work that is outside the boundaries of their usual genre, discipline or comfort zone. The goal of the Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is not to create a final, polished product. Instead, the residency is designed to give artists time and space to “incubate” -- to develop an idea or concept and explore it. The Arts Incubator Residency is part of Cornish Playhouse’s public benefit to the Seattle community.

How It Works

Groups are selected to participate in the Arts Incubator Residency each Spring/Summer. Each group will receive free rental space at the Playhouse to generate and investigate new and exciting ideas.

Who Can Apply?

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency is open to anyone age 18 and older, including professional and non-professional artists, teachers, ensembles and groups, and students. The Residency is open to both those within the Cornish community and those outside the Cornish community. The lead artist applying must be a Washington state resident.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2014/15 class closed. The groups selected for the inaugural Residency are:

Alice Gosti

Pe Mo

Coleman Pester

Carl Lawrence

Julie Greenway

Andrews. K. Wesley

Angelina Baldoz

Charles McCall